A Bird, A Bus and the A Sound

This week we have been learning the different ways to make an “a” say its name. We did a word sort and made lists and drew pictures.


Then, we made videos to show how much we had learned. Check the students’ blogs to see these creations about The A Sound. These girls were able to (mostly) work on this project despite being squished together.


At the literacy evening this week, the students got a chance to see and touch a peregrine falcon, thanks to Larry Going who was good enough to bring his in for us.


Interestingly, this bus also appeared in our classroom one day while the students were working…


Going Bald for Books

Several weeks ago, Mr. Paice and Mr. Silversides promised to allow the students to shave their heads if the students purchased 400 or more books at the Book Fair. More than 500 books were actually purchased, so one student from each class got to help shave a head. The energy in the gym during this popular event was incredible.
Well done students AND Mr. Paice and Mr. Silversides.


The 100th Day

We’ve been working in our classroom for 100 days. Today it was time to celebrate by reading 100 books,


making books about 100


putting together puzzles with 100 pieces


and counting and eating 100 snacks!



Flashlight Friday

Have you ever noticed that doing anything in the dark makes it suddenly much more interesting? That is the thinking behind Flashlight Friday, our now once per week special activity. We spent a couple of minutes seeing how cool our lights looked on the ceiling and shining on our friends, then it was back to the books. Try it yourself sometime!


Operation Christmas Child

This week the shoe boxes that our school filled for Operation Christmas Child needed to be sent away. To help get the boxes out of the school and into the waiting transportation, all of the students made a human chain from the room they were stored to the waiting vehicle. I was away, but Mrs. Tolley knows we like to document what happens in our classroom, so she took this video for us.


The Mask Messenger

This week we had Chris Sigurdson at our school to present “The Mask Messenger”. He used many different masks to create characters and showed us how he used his body and his words to create a character.  Here are two of his characters. It was a great introduction to the drama we will be doing this year.

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